SUNDAY EVENINGS IN LENT
CONNECTION GROUPS at 5:00pm
You are invited to participate in one of the three small groups which will begin on March 5, the first Sunday of Lent. A light supper will follow each group meeting at 6:00 p.m. Childcare is available as Jodi & Staci will offer activities and fun for infant—3rd Grade children. Older youth will work with artists in our church family will lead explorations into the “Land of Living Unafraid.” All of the groups will come together for a meal at 6:00pm.
THE ROAD TO CHARACTER
The Men’s Group, coordinated by Patrick Edeburn, will kick off at 5:00 p.m. in the church library and the focus of discussion will be the book by David Brooks, The Road to Character. The soft cover edition is available for $15 on-line and there are also copies for sale in the church office. Here is a link summarizing some of the key ideas: https://www.ted.com/talks/david brooks should you live for your resume or your eulogy?
GOD UNBOUND: GALATIONS
Have you ever wondered how the church of today could become more like the grassroots movement of the early church? God Unbound is a short book (100 pages) focusing on the letter of Paul to the Galatians and explores how it is that we’ve become like the detractors of Paul’s day instead of the people with whom he was sharing the Gospel. Come be a part of a conversation with Pastor Leah about how we become more like a movement again and learn from Paul’s words of wisdom to us.
THE GIFTS OF THE DARKWOOD
Eric Elnes defines the “dark wood” as a place that gives graceful gifts to Christian believers. He contends that struggle proves critical for "finding your place in this world at the very point where you feel furthest from it.” Seven chapters describe unlikely gifts: uncertainty, emptiness, being thunderstruck, getting lost, temptation, disappearing, and misfits. Elnes provides fresh insight: for instance, “temptation” refers to doing the wrong good—"work that is not yours to do." Elnes shares personal tales, quotes poetry (particularly David Whyte's), and retells Scripture stories (especially Peter's). Join us as on the journey into the “dark wood,” where we will discover richness and freedom in “Living Unafraid.” Led by AnnElise Bergstrom.